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November 2013

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With just one yard…

Written by , Posted in handmade aprons, stockings

Some measure exact amounts of fabric needed for a project. Others guess or purchase ‘close to’ what they need. Or, if you are like me, you buy fabric because it’s awesome and you need to have it, without a project in mind. In my quest to use the fabric I have, I have reduced the amount of fabric I purchase from two yards to just one yard. Gasp! What can you do with just one yard!
Well, quite a bit actually.
I had just one yard of this fabulous ‘Winter’s Lane’ by Kate & Birdie Paper Co. for Moda fabric.
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I didn’t initially intend to see just how much I could create with ‘just one yard’ but in trying to reduce the amount of fabric I have hoarded, I knew that saving a little piece of this fabric would just get lost in the heap and more than likely, never used.
So this is what you can create with ‘just one yard’:
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I created two half aprons, one medium sized stocking and two mini stockings.

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I was also able to add 2.25″ squares to my growing collection and make a self-covered button.
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And this is all which remained. Just a few little scraps. Not enough to save for any type of ‘scrap’ project.
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I think this experiment only proved to me that just because I fall in love with certain fabrics, it doesn’t mean I have to buy the entire bolt!

Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday

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October 2013

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Work In Progress Wednesday

Written by , Posted in Christmas Stockings, stockings

It’s ‘create stockings’ season in my studio so there isn’t much else happening. My studio looks like a someone had a party in there and forgot to clean up but I guess this is what it will look like until close to Christmas so my OCD better take a hike for a while 🙂
Messy Desk

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Even though it’s a nice size studio, I have so much fabric laying everywhere I have obliterated walking space.
But it’s all good ’cause I am having far too much fun playing with the Tim Holtz ‘Eclectic Elements’ Collection by Coats Fabrics.
So far, I have created these fun, non-traditional, stockings:
Tim Holtz 'Eclectic Elements' Stockings

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See, fun right! Ok, gotta get back to the messy work desk.
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

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November 2012

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Burlap, velvet and crochet trim…

Written by , Posted in Just another day..., stockings

are definitely my favorite textiles right now. I had always been a wee bit hesitant to work with burlap because of how stretchy and messy I had assumed it to be but really, it’s not all that bad.

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I figured out that if I stay stitch all loose edges, the burlap doesn’t fray or stretch too much.

Maya Road Velvet Trim


Maya Road Crochet Trim


Trims have always been fun to play with but what’s better is finally using the trims I purchased instead of simply storing them or making cute displays with the trims.

Here’s a peek at what I have been working on. And yes, the moment Halloween ended I started working on Christmas projects!
Hoping it’s sunny wherever you are and thanks for stopping by!
Rosa